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What Will It Take To Run a 2-Hour Marathon?

easyTree Re:Some physiologists (254 comments)

What are your thoughts on Santa?

about two weeks ago
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How Spurious Wikipedia Edits Can Attach a Name To a Scandal, 35 Years On

easyTree Re:Journalists have less time... (165 comments)

Hardly; it's spoon-fed to them by the 'news' organisation up the chain.

about two weeks ago
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How Spurious Wikipedia Edits Can Attach a Name To a Scandal, 35 Years On

easyTree Re:Research (165 comments)

Am I correct in paraphrasing your position as "You get what you pay for" ?

It's binary, either it's accurately-reported or it's not; there are no shades of grey, no matter how little *you* want to pay.

about two weeks ago
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How Spurious Wikipedia Edits Can Attach a Name To a Scandal, 35 Years On

easyTree Re:Research (165 comments)

Perhaps someone should make a few Wikipedia edits to implant the recently-discovered fact that 'journalists are generally lazy'. How long would it be before these implants are referenced?

about two weeks ago
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Gaining weight? Blame it on the fat person in the room.

easyTree Don't waste your time. (1 comments)

Six pop-up ads overlaid the article before I gave up trying to read.

about two weeks ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

easyTree Re:Stupid move, celebrity (225 comments)

Is this a deliberate attempt to invoke the Streisand Effect?

about three weeks ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

easyTree Re:In other news (225 comments)

Error: Could not parse car analogy.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Multimedia-Based Wiki For Learning and Business Procedures?

easyTree Re: Moodle (97 comments)

Absolute nonsense. Moodle is for managing online instruction with students and grades and instructors. Just because you know a word doesn't mean you should say it.

Using that logic, just because you know how to sling an insult, doesn't mean you should.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Multimedia-Based Wiki For Learning and Business Procedures?

easyTree Re:First.... (97 comments)

First one to suggest SharePoint gets shot

..then slowly fed into a wood chipper.

Rather that than be forced to *use* SharePoint.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Multimedia-Based Wiki For Learning and Business Procedures?

easyTree Re:First.... (97 comments)

First one to suggest SharePoint gets shot

Lol. Thanks for the warning.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

easyTree Umm (120 comments)

If the ruling is upheld, Apple could owe billions in back taxes

iPhone 6S in 3, 2, 1.....

about three weeks ago
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Facebook To Start Testing Internet-Beaming Drones In 2015

easyTree Re:They're solar. (42 comments)

Stop blowing on the vapourware!

about a month ago
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Facebook To Start Testing Internet-Beaming Drones In 2015

easyTree Awesome (42 comments)

Now goatherds in the middle of nowhere will be able to buy V!@gra via spamail.

More generally, the marketeers must be creaming themselves over the market growth opportunities.

about a month ago
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

easyTree Re:Android sells one and Half Billion every day (206 comments)

In 2010, a group of eighteen attempted suicide together with fourteen successes. Since then they've taken measures to contractually oblige employees to continue living and installed anti-suicide nets to catch (pun intended) those who aren't swayed by contractual terms.

These conditions make your quoted figures somewhat artificial.

about a month ago
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Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

easyTree Re:Android sells one and Half Billion every day (206 comments)

Well then, Apple should be applauded. In the context of their extremely reasonable pricing (considering the cutting edge nature of their products compared to those of competitors and the significant costs incurred by manufacturing overseas), it's a testament to their fairness that their (indirect) staff are not driven past the point at which manufacturing rate would be negatively impacted by their staff's reluctance to continue living.

about a month ago
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Face it, Tesla's going to win in every state

easyTree Lots of free publicity (1 comments)

It couldn't have worked out better if they'd paid for the 'opposition' from dealerships themselves. ^_^

about a month ago
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U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

easyTree Re:It's a bad sign (223 comments)

Once again, I've got to disagree at a basic level with this reasoning. This is a cog in the machine of disempowerment; the belief that consensus is needed. The will of one mind is enough to keep am ideal alive and effect change.

about a month ago

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Why is SlashDot serving 480x400 'ads' claiming 'drivers are out of date' ?

easyTree easyTree writes  |  about 6 months ago

easyTree (1042254) writes "It's not enough that these are blatantly a malware delivery vector but they are HUGE and placed above the site's navigation bar, thus pushing the site itself so far down the page as to be almost off the screen when the site load.

Seriously? This makes the whole beta thing pale into insignificance.

Also, the poor grammar is making my eyes hurt. The least you could do is to take some basic style-tips on use of capitalization within your trojan-delivery ads — it would make them OH so much more appealing.

Thanks."

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Cardiff City Council sets new low

easyTree easyTree writes  |  more than 4 years ago

easyTree (1042254) writes "

At little more than the length of a single bicycle, the £2,000 road marking has left cyclists in Cardiff bemused. The feature, thought to be the shortest cycle lane in Britain, has been installed to encourage green transport. Cardiff Council claims that it will help riders safely navigate a turn on a new road layout. But riders in the city say the brevity of the red and white marked stretch of road renders it pointless. Kevin Hughes, 47, a cyclist from the Welsh city, said: "It's just hilarious. I saw it as I was cycling past and couldn't believe my eyes. Obviously nobody could cycle in it because it is so small. You just have time to get in the saddle before getting off again."

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a day out with the police

easyTree easyTree writes  |  more than 6 years ago

easyTree (1042254) writes "Today (Well, Monday) I wrote my first blog entry ( http://easytreeblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/day-out-with-police.html ). Or rather it started as almost a personal diary-entry describing my unexpected day out with the police, to be used as a reference point for later.

My question to slashdot is.. What should I do?

On the one hand.. It could have been worse
On the other, why let it happen to someone else?

Could I make a difference by speaking-out? Should I feel obligated to? Am I a whiney little bitch and should learn to love it?
Note: starts slowly..."

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Ordinary people are second-class citizens

easyTree easyTree writes  |  more than 6 years ago

easyTree writes "Most of us might be under the illusion that justice is something which should be accessible to all, equally. Apparently not so:

Det Chief Insp Paul Maghie from Hertfordshire police's Crime Management Department says "The police will never give up efforts to find anybody on the run, but this case was particularly important because it was one of our own officers and we felt justice had not been done."


Just when was it that police officers became more important than the ordinary members of the public that they've sworn to protect? More generally, should we be concerned about our changing relationship with the many organizations originally set-up to grease the wheels of society?"

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